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Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati

4.6
4.6
259 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

FREE 24/7 indoor parking is available at P5 level. Enter the garage near the Container store, where you will see "Restaurant/Retail parking" sign , follow the red/blue line to the elevator on your left. Take elevator/escalator to R2, where Gyu-Kaku Cincinnati is Located.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Masks are recommended
- There may be limits on party sizes.
- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.

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Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 888-7879

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Free indoor and outdoor parking

  • Parking details

    Parking in the garage at P5 level of the Kenwood Collection or in the parking lot behind Macys.

  • Public transit

    FREE 24/7 indoor parking is available at P5 level. Enter the garage near the Container store, where you will see "Restaurant/Retail parking" sign , follow the red/blue line to the elevator on your left. Take elevator/escalator to R2, where Gyu-Kaku Cincinnati is Located.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Gyu-Bowls: Gyu-Kaku Rice Bowls

Add-Ons Bowls and Bentos: Miso Soup, Make it a Combo $2, Half Gyu-Kaku Salad

  • Beyond Bibimbap Bowl$12.50

    Our beloved Sukiyaki Bibimbap goes BEYOND. 100% plant-based Beyond Beef is marinated in our secret Sukiyaki sauce and stir fried with mushrooms, diced red bell peppers, and sliced white onions. Served over rice. Topped with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Also contains butter and sesame oil

    • Chicken Karaage Bowl$12.50

      Japanese fried chicken on a bed of white rice and shredded cabbage. Topped with chopped green onions. Served with Japanese chili mayo

      Gyu-Noodles: Ramen & Garlic Noodles

      • Gyu-Kaku Spicy Beef Ramen$11.50

        Gyu-Kaku original recipe: Japanese BBQ meets Ramen! Rich kalbi beef soup and medium-thick ramen noodles topped with thin-sliced beef, boiled egg, green onions, spinach, daikon radish, and sesame seeds. Ramen noodles and hot soup are packaged separately to maintain their ultimate deliciousness. Please reheat soup in the microwave (if necessary) and pour over noodles

        • Gyu-Kaku Pork Chashu Shio Ramen$11.50

          5 slices of pork chashu atop a beef and shio-based soup with medium-thick ramen noodles. Toppings also include boiled egg, green onion, and sesame seeds. Ramen noodles and hot soup are packaged separately to maintain their ultimate deliciousness. Please reheat soup in the microwave (if necessary) and pour over noodles

          Gyu-Family Meals: Meals for Groups

          • Gyu-Family Meal for All$69.00

            Take a break and let us build your meal. We have put together some of our fan favorites to create a well-balance meal that feeds four. Substitutions respectfully declined. Includes: 1x Gyu-Bento with 8 oz Yaki-shabu Beef in Miso, 1x Gyu-Bento with 8 oz Toro Beef in Sweet Soy Tare, 1x Sukiyaki Beef Fried Rice, 1x Garlic Noodles with Chicken, 1x Black Pepper Wings, 1x Fried Pork Gyoza Dumplings, 1x Gyu-Kaku Salad, 1x Edamame

            • Gyu-Family Meal W/ Kid's Bowls$69.00

              Take a break and let us build your meal. We have put together some of our fan favorites to create a well-balance meal that feeds 2 adults and 2 kids. Substitutions respectfully declined. Includes: 1x Gyu-Bento with 8 oz Bistro Hanger Steak in Miso, 1x Choice of Favorite Bowl, 2x Kid's Bowls with 2x S'mores, 1x Fried Pork Gyoza Dumplings, 1x Japanese Chicken Karaage, 1x Gyu-Kaku Salad, 1x Edamame. Select Bowl | Gyu-Family Meal W/Kid's Bowl: Beyond Bibimbap Bowl, Chicken Karaage Bowl, Garlic Fried Rice Bowl, Umakara Beef Bowl, Garlic Noodles with Shoyu Chicken Bowl

              Mega Menu: Mega-Sized Items

              • Mega Garlic Noodles with Shoyu Chicken$29.00

                A TRIPLE SERVING of our Crowd Favorite: Serves 3-5. Thick Okinawan ramen noodles stir-fried with our shoyu chicken, sliced garlic, and butter shoyu. Topped with diced red bell peppers, chopped green onions, and sesame seeds

                • Mega Sukiyaki Fried Rice with Beef$29.00

                  A TRIPLE SERVING of our Crowd Favorite: Sukiyaki Fried Rice with Beef. Serves 3-5. Our Signature Thin-sliced Sukiyaki marinated beef is stir-fried with white rice, egg yolk, mushrooms, and sliced onions. Topped with diced red bell peppers, chopped green onions, and sesame seeds

                  Appetizers

                  • Black Pepper Wings$9.95

                    Dangerously addictive Nagoya-style chicken wings (Tebasaki). 5 fresh-fried wings tossed in sweet soy and black pepper sauce

                    • Fried Cheese Wontons$6.95

                      Crispy fried wontons filled with cream cheese and green onions. Served with sweet chili sauce

                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                      What 259 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      4.6
                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.7Food
                      • 4.4Service
                      • 4.5Ambience
                      • 4.3Value

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                      1. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Cincinnati

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The sauce is delicious, and you can grill and eat bite-sized portions whenever you want. Very tasty.

                      2. JC

                        JanetC

                        Cincinnati

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined 5 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Absolutely delicious! Staff was attentive and very sweet.

                      3. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Cincinnati

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        Had to wait 20 minutes for our reservation, but that isn’t the worst - it’s a busy day for dining out. My only real issue is how tight the seating is in the restaurant. When you are cooking at the table, you need more room, especially in the time of Covid. Yet the tables are on the smaller side even if we weren’t grilling food there. It will make us think twice on ever visiting again on a weekend or a holiday while it is busy. For $50/person before drinks, we shouldn’t be able to feed our neighbor. Food (and our waiter) was excellent, though.

                      4. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Cincinnati

                        2 reviews

                        2.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall2food2service1ambience3

                        Service was very rushed. Anytime we would ask for something it felt like we were bothering the server. She completely forgot to bring one item and still charged us for it. Steak was nothing but fat.

                      5. AC

                        AmyC

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall1food4service1ambience2

                        Even with prior reservation, had to wait to 15+ mins for our table. Then we were given a table that was dirty -- with oil splatters and pieces of meat. The front guy hastily wiped it but left unsatisfactorily dirty, we had to call him back to wipe it again and remove the crumbs/pieces of meat left by previous customers. For the $$$ we pay for this restaurant, such service and level of cleanliness is utterly unacceptable.

                      6. AK

                        AshleyK

                        Cincinnati

                        9 reviews

                        4.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It took a little while to get our drinks but after that the service was pretty good. We will for sure go back.

                      7. MP

                        MaddiePatty

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        The food was tasty, you get a lot of bang for your buck. The staff is friendly and my boyfriend and I loved the environment and experience! Great for a date night :)

                      8. AZ

                        AramZ

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        well trained and friendly waitress. Restaurant owner was also very nice herself. she was checking on service quality multiple times and have a nice conversation.

                      9. J

                        Joed

                        Cincinnati

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                        It was okay. Food wasn’t great, server was bad, and they were out of wagyu. Disappointing experience won’t be rushing back to go here.

                      10. TG

                        TiffanyG

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Our go to place for birthdays, anniversaries etc! Love the experience and the food quality is amazing!

                      11. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We love Asian culture and experiencing new things and tasting new food. This was the place to do it! Our server was great and the food was incredible!

                      12. S

                        Steph

                        Louisville

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                        Was the first time visiting. Very good food. Atmosphere was also very good, only recommendation is find a way for it to not be so hot in there with the heat from the grill plus sitting in close proximity of other guests it was way hot in there!!

                      13. JB

                        JapaneseBBQlover

                        Cincinnati

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                        overall3food5service2ambience4

                        The clerk at the reception counter was the worst. We arrived 30 minutes earlier than scheduled and was told that we could not be shown to our table until our reservation time, even though there were plenty of empty seats in the restaurant. We accessed OpenTable and modified my reservation 15 minutes earlier, and despite being confirmed, they were not responsive at all. On that occasion, too, we were treated with a completely terrible attitude. The waitress who manned our table was very nice, so that was the only saving grace.

                      14. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The truth, the food was very very good, only that something appeared in the rice, a small thread with what was washed on the grill. We inform them to be more careful next time because my husband and I went with our children. They told us that they would give us 10% OFF which they did not add but we gladly paid the bill, the service was excellent too. Just be more careful

                      15. R

                        Robin

                        Cincinnati

                        9 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food and service were excellent! Always a favorite!

                      16. D

                        Decbaby

                        Cincinnati

                        4 reviews

                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        We never done a Japanese grill before so we choose this as our date night. Service was wonderful. A lot of food as well. We did the meat lovers option. Wasn’t disappointed. Definitely will go back again

                      17. g

                        gracel

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Was a great experience with great service! Enjoyed it very much! Lots of GF options.

                      18. KL

                        KarenL

                        Cincinnati

                        6 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Always enjoy eating here. Interesting menu and friendly servers. Price is reasonable for the quality and quantity of food.

                      19. AR

                        AlexanderR

                        Cincinnati

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                        overall4food4service2ambience4

                        Servers were way understaffed. Lunch took 2 hours. Food was very good

                      20. AR

                        AlexanderR

                        Cincinnati

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                        Food was good. Service was a little lackluster.

                      21. AT

                        AndyT

                        Cincinnati

                        15 reviews

                        5.0

                        15 reviews

                        Dined on April 5, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was incredible and our server was friendly and quick. This is a great restaurant.

                      22. ZR

                        ZoeyR

                        Cincinnati

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                        The food was ok . But service was not . We have to wait so long for ordering .

                      23. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Louisville

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        Our server was great! She was Busy but very attentive. We were just with our family of 4. After 2 hours of being there-the hostess came up and told us it was time for leave. We were not sitting around chatting. We were constantly eating and cooking our food. I’m sorry that you overbooked your reservations, but to come up to a family and ask them to leave is unacceptable. My kids walked out eating their s’mores because we couldn’t finish them. Very disappointed. This was our first time there and not sure we’ll go back because with the price we paid, we shouldn’t be asked to leave while we’re still eating.

                      24. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 30, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Great food. Great experience! Wish there was a location in Indy!

                      25. CB

                        CarolynB

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                        We went there for my birthday and we ordered a large platter of meats since there was 3 of us. We ordered the amount for 4 people. We were told that they were out of the filet mignon and substituted a lesser quality meat. Months later, we took our son there for his birthday. Surprise - they were again out of the filet mignon and wanted to substitute for a different beef. They brought us sirloin that had so much fat on it that you couldn't see much meat on it. We asked if we could get a different cut of meat. Our server said no but then the manager came. He said he would only change out one of the platter of the fatty sirloins and it was another really fatty meat. One of the the people at our table thought they brought us bacon because that's exactly what it looked like, but it wasn't bacon. Honestly, we didn't even ask for beef. We would have been happy with chicken. It seems suspicious that they again were out of filet mignon and then made a poor substitute. They also did not bring out a birthday dessert for my son like they did for me. The server never asked if we wanted more to drink than what he originally brought us. We will not be back.

                      26. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Columbus

                        4 reviews

                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Our server was very attentive to our needs. It was our first time there. There were many options on the menu which was slightly overwhelming but love the variety. We should asked our server for her recommendations but the meat lovers for 2 was pretty good. Probably would go again to try more appetizers and entrees.

                      27. DF

                        DavidF

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Amazing food. Great quality meats and ingredients. Tables a little small would be my only complaint.

                      28. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 24, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was absolutely amazing! The ramen broth had such a good and flavorful profile to it!

                      29. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 23, 2022

                        overall3food5service1ambience5

                        Food is really good, service was slow and our table asked for multiple items that were never brought out. Have been to the Gyu Kaku in Chicago, had high expectations, was disappointed.

                      30. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Cincinnati

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 20, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing! Everything was great food was great. Ramen was spectacular. Meats seasoned very well

                      31. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Orlando

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great experience

                      32. PB

                        PrestonB

                        Greensboro

                        8 reviews

                        4.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Very good. Still learning the process. get recommendations from your server.

                      33. G

                        Gordomunch

                        Columbus

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                        Overall pretty nice, but I didn't like how we chose the courses and they didn't tell us some meat weren't available and had to substitute. I couldn't even substitute some soups that cost the same and they told me that upfront but didn't tell us about meat until they brought it up. I would not recommend my friends to get the course plates at least.

                      34. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Cincinnati

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 17, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        I honestly enjoyed it! Terry was super nice and was able to explain to us the menu and gave us great recommendations as well

                      35. LL

                        LunaLlama9

                        Cincinnati

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 17, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Food was delicious and plentiful. Alcohol was pretty expensive but cocktails and sake were tasty. A wonderful birthday date.

                      36. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Columbus

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Awesome service, amazing dining experience.

                      37. t

                        trekker

                        Cincinnati

                        9 reviews

                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was amazing! We had a great time. Kids loved the s’mores at the end.

                      38. BM

                        BrittanyM

                        Cincinnati

                        5 reviews

                        1.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on March 7, 2022

                        overall1food2service1ambience1

                        Understaffed. Felt like an inconvenience. Waited 10 minutes before we were approached. Never asked if we wanted any refills or another drink. Grills need to be cleaned as ours was charred leaving the meat with a thick charred taste. For the money we spent, I would have expected much better service. Will not be back.

                      39. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Cincinnati

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 6, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food. Server was attentive and cheerful. Will go back again. M

                      40. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Cincinnati

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on March 2, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always tasty. Service is consistently friendly and timely. Will continue to visit this establishment. My son and I truly enjoyed our time together there.

                      Safety precautions

                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                      • Screening

                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                      FAQs

                      Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 888-7879.

                      Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati is rated 4.6 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                      Booked 44 times today
                      Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati

                      5901 E Galbraith Rd Ste 216 Cincinnati, OH 45236-2230

                      Additional information

                      • Cross street

                        Free indoor and outdoor parking

                      • Neighborhood

                        Cincinnati

                      • Hours of operation

                        Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm
                        Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
                        Lunch
                        Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
                        Happy Hour
                        Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Japanese, Barbecue

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Business Casual

                      • Parking details

                        Parking in the garage at P5 level of the Kenwood Collection or in the parking lot behind Macys.

                      • Public transit

                        FREE 24/7 indoor parking is available at P5 level. Enter the garage near the Container store, where you will see "Restaurant/Retail parking" sign , follow the red/blue line to the elevator on your left. Take elevator/escalator to R2, where Gyu-Kaku Cincinnati is Located.

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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